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ON Semiconductor Reviews

Updated 23 July 2014
Updated 23 July 2014
112 Reviews

2.9
112 Reviews
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ON Semiconductor President, CEO, and Director Keith D. Jackson
Keith D. Jackson
61 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Depending on role work/life balance is pretty good (few people put in more work than they have to) (in 8 reviews)

  • Some very good people work at ON Semi (in 7 reviews)


Cons
  • politics, intimidation, humiliation as motivation, old boy network (in 4 reviews)

  • very low opportunity for career advancement (your current position is likely yours for 10 years) (in 3 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Good Company, Great People

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Quality Engineer  in  Phoenix, AZ (US)
    Current Employee - Product Quality Engineer in Phoenix, AZ (US)

    Pros

    Good Company, Great People, Pay is great for interns

    Cons

    Very limited benefits for interns

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good to start

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern  in  American Fork, UT (US)
    Current Employee - Intern in American Fork, UT (US)

    Pros

    Considerable people around the workplace.

    Cons

    Heavy workload. I think it is true for many other places.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nothing to mention

    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    FIP Intern

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Design Engineer  in  Pocatello, ID (US)
    Current Employee - Design Engineer in Pocatello, ID (US)

    Pros

    Good place to work, very professional work environment, constant training sessions to keep one updated.

    Cons

    i did'nt find any yet

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Algorithm Developer

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Algorithm Developer  in  Waterloo, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Algorithm Developer in Waterloo, ON (Canada)

    Pros

    Friendly team working on interesting, challenging projects

    Cons

    Very desk oriented, but what engineering job isn't?

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep up the good work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Psychotic, top down, militaristic managers

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer  in  Phoenix, AZ (US)
    Current Employee - Engineer in Phoenix, AZ (US)

    Pros

    They pay well. ON has grown through acquisition of stand alone technology companies and has a broad product portfolio, older technology, but broad.

    Cons

    Training regarding ON semi's systems is virtually non existent. The organizational structure is the same as the CEO's alma mater, National Semiconductor. BU's compete for factory capacity. National Semiconductor was bought by Texas Instruments.

    Only consider wokring for ON if you have no other options.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire managers who have good people skills. Promoting engineers via the 'good 'ol by' system leads to tyrannical, dictatorial managers who only care about their P&L and view subordinates as an impact to it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Victim of retaliation

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The company has excellent code of conduct. Being a technology company, the processes and way of work is fast and efficient. There is so much learning in this company.

    Cons

    Important aspect of the code of conduct is not lived up with as how it was being professed. "Old boys club" ruled the senior management circle. Retaliation is prevalent especially if you did not sing in chorus with favored supplier of the senior manager. Very few or no internal opportunities. Your position today will be yours until maybe next 10 years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Retire your senior managers and infuse fresh blood until its not too late.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    OK to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Design Engineer  in  Phoenix, AZ (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Design Engineer in Phoenix, AZ (US)

    Pros

    Large company, ok business, Large company, ok business,

    Cons

    this company is kind of cheap on spending. bad health insurance

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Good place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Applications Engineer  in  Seremban (Malaysia)
    Former Employee - Applications Engineer in Seremban (Malaysia)

    Pros

    Good compensation package. People are friendly to work with

    Cons

    A bit lay back in term of working culture.

    Recommends
  10.  

    Could be so much better

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Principal Design Engineer  in  Pocatello, ID (US)
    Current Employee - Principal Design Engineer in Pocatello, ID (US)

    Pros

    The people in the trenches are great. The Design teams have been able to design some very difficult chips.

    Cons

    The pay is nothing to write home about. The benefits used to be great and they are slowly whittling those down to where I could get better benefits working at Costco.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop treating your engineers like they are disposable assets. It is difficult to get people to want to move to Idaho, where there are no other options for employment if things don't go well. You should be working harder to maintain the good engineers you already have here.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Just under average

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Digital Design Engineer
    Current Employee - Digital Design Engineer

    Pros

    The people on my team are great. Among team members there is no back-stabbing or ladder climbing. These people are thinning due to attrition and multiple years of the effects of the "Cons" section, but there are still good groups of people in isolated places.

    Cons

    From the corporate level down they have a strategy of "just under industry average". That extends to rate of hiring, amount of people staffed on projects, quality of projects, compensation, benefits, technology, IP, etc. This theory was actually stated in those words at an HR meet-and-greet.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It is a global market. If you want to be a winner, you have to lead. You don't lead by following. Get a vision and back it. Hire good people and believe them when they tell you something.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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